August 29, 2014-4pm-5pm- First Story Video Launch Presentation @ the Native Canadian Centre. Join us Friday August 29th at 4:00pm in the Talking Room at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto to learn about the First Story App project and view exciting new history videos that were created this summer by 4 youth- Bella McWatch, Joseph Harper, Samuel Kloetstra, & Michael Keshane.
About First Story:
August 30, 2014-8pm-1am- Essencia Water Festival-This festival has 3 components:
1. Large scale MURAL dedicated to “Water”, located on Jane Street, at the 400 underpass (Aug 18th -28th).
Featuring 18 local and international artists: Sapiens, Feone, Jarus, CTR, Random, Chris Dyer, Kevin Ledo, Adrian Hayles, Mas Paz, Uber 5000, Flips, EGR, SPUD, Skratch, Mr.PRVRT, Smoky, Shalak, Fiya.
2. CONFERENCE on Sat Aug 30th, 1pm-3pm, Lula Lounge.
Opening Ceremony featuring Spirit Wind Women’s Hand Drum Group. Speaker series featuring:
Michelle Papas, Disaster Management with focus on Water
Cathrin Winkelmann, Project Manager of Toronto & Region Conservation Authority’s Black Creek SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan), Stormwater Management and Rainwater Harvesting
Bernadette Wycks, FAC, Feminism & Water
Kahsenniyo, Sustainable Living & Earth Homes
Sapiens, Social Political Effects of Climat Change
Freedom Fridayz Youth, Youth Perspectives
3. CONCERT & EXHIBITION
Sat Aug 30th, doors at 8pm, at Studio Bar, 824 Dundas W
Over 40 local and International artists dedicate their artwork, music and dance to Water!!p;
Saturday September 13, 2014-5pm-7:30pm- Fundraiser Gala and Silent Auction @ the Native Canadian Centre-Order tickets via Eventbrite:
Please join us in this event to support and learn about our Memory Meaning-Making & Collections project. You will have the opportunity to view specially selected items from our artifact & art collection and enjoy a musical performance by Cris Derksen.
Participate in a silent auction for a chance to own:
– Rare Framed print of Carl Beam’s “Fragile Skies”
– “The Next Leaders” Original painting by Manitou Animki Penashi
– Jewellery and artwork by local Aboriginal artists such as Phil Cote, Barb Nahwegahbow, Amber Sandy, and Mike Ormsby
– Hand-crafted wooden bowl by Stinson Studios
– Vintage turtle blanket throw from Pendleton Woolen Mills.
-Ticket purchases are eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt.
– And much more!
For more information please contact the Native Canadian Centre.
October 16-19, 2-14-Anishinabe Nini – Men’s Traditional Gathering scheduled for October
SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION – Chief Isadore Day is sending out an invitation to Anishinabe Nini – a Men’s Traditional Gathering in his community Oct. 16-19, 2014. “The gathering is important to Anishinabek men and will have an agenda to begin clearing the path toward a stronger sense of roles and responsibilities in our families, communities and in our nation,” says Chief Day.